mHealth Tool Development using iOS Research Kit and Android

photo of cell phone with programming codes.

The mHealth research team at UB is seeking smartphone hackers looking for research experiences and academic publications.

Project description

Mobile health (mHealth) technologies are revolutionizing the healthcare ecosystem. mHealth is trying to provide quality healthcare services (e.g., disease screening, diagnosis, and management), and make them low-cost and highly accessible. 

The mHealth research team at UB comprises of a group of engineers, data scientists and physician, and we are aiming at a dozen of fascinating healthcare applications.

We are actively looking for smartphone hackers to join the team. If you are a smartphone programmer and looking for research experiences (and academic publications), please contact us.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Salary/Stipend
Who is eligible students with knowledge of/interest in iOS and Android Development
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Wenyao Xu


Computer Science and Engineering

330 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4748


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Computer Science and Engineering